Well, I finally have that list on my kitchen counter whittled down to only a few items. For weeks now, I have had a running list of things I need to get scheduled! Here is a sample of what my list looked like;
Register and Pay for AP exams- high school (done)
Register for Youth Options- (college courses for high schoolers) (done)
Sign up for Summer Sports at Park and Rec (done)
Sign up for Summer activity classes (can't until 4/4/11)
Get National History Day sponsor (done)
-decide where (still undone)
Turn in teenagers work schedule for summer (done)
-(around our schedule)
Organize digital picture files (undone and there's more than 8,000 of them)
Invite friends to High School Spring Musical Performance (done)
Put important dates on family calendar (done)
-state solo ensemble, forensics, AP exams, National History Day performance
Check with relatives coming to visit (done)
Clean closets (done)
Submit Juried art show applications by 3/31/11 (done----show is in July).
As you can see, I have been busy and I will be busy! Living in a relatively small suburban/rural community, activities fill up fast. I have learned, through trial and error, that I need to plan our summer now......in March! Ugh! Sometimes, that is harder than it sounds. You need to realize this is more that just a list.....each item involves important decisions on the part of several family members, as well as, coordination of dates, times, and available transportation efforts. Sometimes, yes....I am being a mom here, I really have to push to get those decisions made!
But, I feel like I am finally getting through most of it! The list was daunting when I first made it but now, not so bad when I look at what's left. It's manageable! All this activity (and I really try not to over schedule) will keep my children busy and not bored over the summer months. I also try to squeeze in some school work a couple times a week to keep them up to speed for fall. Now, I can start looking for the workbooks for that..........although that is a job that I enjoy because it entails going to the bookstore!
Maybe, I'll get around to organizing my pictures soon, too. Probably not! Next week brings setting up a local display of my jewelry at a business, holding a meeting of a committee I chair, leading the garden club at our local elementary school (we are exploring worms), expecting company, and attending the high school musical! Someday, I'll get around to those 8,000 pictures! :) The picture I featured is of the snow that was still on the ground in northern Wisconsin this past weekend, from last week's storm!
Piled high, but with Blue Skies! There sure won't be sledding in the summer!
What's keeping you busy?
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